There has been a further attack on Rhodesia in the United Nations Security Council debate on the Zambian border closure.
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SV Sudanese delegate speaking.
SOF STARTS: "On the first....."
SOF ENDS: "...over-emphasised."
ABDULLA: "On the first point, Mr. President, the co-sponsors feel very strongly the Council should condemn the actions of the Smith regime, leaving it in no doubt that the Council will not stand by while it provokes its neighbours and indulges in excessive repressions on the people of Zimbabwe. We therefore suggest unanimous approval for the provisions of operative paragraphs one and two of the draft resolution. The second point is not new to the Council. As far back as 1970 the Council has demanded of South Africa to withdraw its armed personnel from Southern Rhodesia. The grave implications of South African military intervention on the side of the white minority regime in Salisbury cannot be over-emphasised."
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Background: There has been a further attack on Rhodesia in the United Nations Security Council debate on the Zambian border closure.
The latest attack on Thursday (2 February) came from the Sudanese delegate, Mr. Rahmatalla Abdulla. He also linked South Africa with his criticisms.